I was born and raised in Queens, New York by two-amazing women, my mother and maternal grandmother. As a young girl I knew I had to work hard for what I wanted because that is what I saw my mother do as she worked 2 jobs and earned her master’s degree in night school. My grandmother was an entrepreneur before I even knew what an entrepreneur was. She made money babysitting the kids in the neighborhood, and by selling her baked goods. As a kid, all I knew was women work hard and took care of their family.
As a child, I thought I wanted to be a veterinarian but that quickly changed once I learned I was allergic to cats. Other than that, I never gave much thought to a long-term career; I just knew I wanted to work and be good at whatever I did. Living close to Queens Center Mall from the age of 16 I worked in retail, I started in the stock room and worked my way up rather quickly. I was an Assistant Store Manager by the age of 19 and managed two stores. I had my daughter Maya Flo at 21 and decided to change careers to learn new skills and dabbled in administrative, marketing, and ended up in the gaming/hospitality field at age 23. In my late twenties I went to college and gain my degrees in business fundamentals and management. Due to the pandemic in 2020, I no longer work in the gaming/hospitality industry and decided to stay at home as I grew my family and welcomed my little gem Mariah Sara. As the year is coming to an end I am ready to return to the workforce. I’m excited to explore a childhood dream of mine which is construction and property development; It took me all these years to finally explore a passion of mine.
As I’ve gotten older, I have learned I like leading, and managing people and projects. I wish I knew earlier in life what I know now, but I know it is never too late to start something new. In 2018, I decided I wanted to create a business with my good friend Endrich. Endrich and I decided we wanted to create something we wished was around when we were younger, something my daughters and upcoming generations could benefit from.
Kids Break Ground is created to help the next generation learn things all adults wished they knew as a child. Kids Break Ground is an Ed-tech platform that helps children explore what they may want to be when they grow up. Kids Break Ground allows children to learn about all types of occupation. It is extremely important to learn at a young age what your strength and interests are and build from there. All parents, academic professionals, and caregivers should download the Kids Break Ground today and have their child/children explore what is out there!
Let us all work together and build the groundbreakers of tomorrow.